'She that came before me' is an artistic journey into Johnson’s maternal cultural history, created whilst completing an artistic residence in Singapore, the birthplace of her Por por (maternal grandmother).   The photographic and video works that feature in the exhibition draw upon her family archive of photographs, shared stories, familiar places and the strong desire to be more.

'She that came before me' is an artistic journey into Johnson’s maternal cultural history, created whilst completing an artistic residence in Singapore, the birthplace of her Por por (maternal grandmother). 

The photographic and video works that feature in the exhibition draw upon her family archive of photographs, shared stories, familiar places and the strong desire to be more.

Still from Becoming Por por, 2-channel video
Still from Becoming Por por, 2-channel video
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PiaJohnson_ApartmentBedroom.jpg
PiaJohnson_Chinatown.jpg
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PiaJohnson_ApartmentLounge.jpg
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PiaJohnson_LimLiakStreet.jpg
PiaJohnson_GreatGrandma.jpg
PiaJohnson_TiongBahru.jpg
Still from Becoming Por por, 2-channel video
Still from Becoming Por por, 2-channel video
 'She that came before me' is an artistic journey into Johnson’s maternal cultural history, created whilst completing an artistic residence in Singapore, the birthplace of her Por por (maternal grandmother).   The photographic and video works that feature in the exhibition draw upon her family archive of photographs, shared stories, familiar places and the strong desire to be more.
Still from Becoming Por por, 2-channel video
PiaJohnson_Porpor.jpg
PiaJohnson_ApartmentBedroom.jpg
PiaJohnson_Chinatown.jpg
Screen Shot 2018-10-22 at 11.10.49 pm.png
PiaJohnson_ApartmentLounge.jpg
Screen Shot 2018-10-22 at 11.10.04 pm.png
Screen Shot 2018-10-22 at 11.10.27 pm.png
PiaJohnson_LimLiakStreet.jpg
PiaJohnson_GreatGrandma.jpg
PiaJohnson_TiongBahru.jpg
Still from Becoming Por por, 2-channel video

'She that came before me' is an artistic journey into Johnson’s maternal cultural history, created whilst completing an artistic residence in Singapore, the birthplace of her Por por (maternal grandmother). 

The photographic and video works that feature in the exhibition draw upon her family archive of photographs, shared stories, familiar places and the strong desire to be more.

Still from Becoming Por por, 2-channel video
Still from Becoming Por por, 2-channel video
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